Our responses to difficulties differ remarkably
when we are walking closely with the Lord
as contrasted to how we act during seasons of disobedience.
When we are hiding from the Lord in shame,
protecting sin we are unwilling to confess and release,
we become prey to fear of punishment.
Obedience, even just the intent to obey,
changes our mindsets
so that we expect good things rather than disaster.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love
1 John 4:18
--from day 50